Alzheimer's: Pharma's Great White Whale Is Still Worth Hunting

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The drug industry has had multiple expensive failures trying to treat Alzheimer’s disease, yet the big potential payoff keeps it searching.

Wall Street Starts to Contemplate GE After Jeff Immelt

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Jeff Immelt gives no public signs he’s ready to retire as chief executive of General Electric, but investors are increasingly preparing for the inevitable.

Mining Giants Ride Copper's Wave

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Copper bulls are looking smart. Some of the world’s biggest mining companies are now poised to reap the rewards, with Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore set to report earnings this week.

Snap Tries to Jump-Start Spectacles' Sales as Novelty Fades

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As the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat begins marketing its initial public offering this week, it will need to ensure its other product doesn’t become an afterthought.

For Generation Z, 'Live Chilling' Replaces Hanging Out in Person

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For Generation Z, ‘live chilling’ replaces hanging out in person. Teens are finding their friends via video chat, in apps such as Houseparty, Fam and Kik, writes Christopher Mims.

Chinese Bank Cleanup Plan Could Leave a Mess

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Attempts by China’s regulators to stem the use of shadow financing tools by the nation’s lenders haven’t been working.

Alibaba Teams Up With Traditional Retailer

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Alibaba Group is forming a strategic partnership with brick-and-mortar retailer Bailian Group in a deal that underscores the continued importance of traditional retailing.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Eurozone PMI, U.S. Home Sales, Fed Minutes

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This week, housing data from the U.S. will offer clues on how a pickup in mortgage rates has affected the market, surveys of purchasing managers will give an early look at how the eurozone economy is holding up in February, and the Bank of Korea releases a policy statement.

SpaceX Launches Its First Rocket From Iconic Florida Pad

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Space Exploration Technologies successfully launched a cargo capsule into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center pad from which Apollo 11 took off and which served as home base for the space shuttle.

Uber to Investigate Sexism, Harassment Claims

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Uber Technologies plans to investigate claims by a former engineer that the company failed to discipline a manager who mistreated female employees and ignored complaints of sexual harassment.

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